Game fish season opens in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers to fish close to home and practice social distancing as the state’s game fish season opens today.

The majority of northern waters should be open, especially with the recent mild weather and rain. Given the later ice-out, walleye will be lingering closer to shore and still in spawning mode on the larger lakes, the DNR said.

In the waters of Green Bay and the Lake Winnebago system, walleyes are done spawning and will be on the prowl for food over the next few weeks.

In Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where the inland trout season opened last Saturday, anglers are cautioned that water levels on many rivers remain high.


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